Censor.NET reports that MP Anton Herashchenko was the target of the killers.
Two Ukrainian citizens, who had been imprisoned in occupied Crimea, volunteered to assassinate Herashchenko. For that, they were released on parole.
According to investigators, they were supervised by Russian mercenary Andrey Tikhonov (former citizen of Ukraine). The suspects put Herashchenko under surveillance.
At the same time, the police officers had been watching the suspects for about a month. They were detained when the SBU collected enough proofs of the assassination attempt.
Criminal proceedings have been initiated under article 112 (assassination attempt on state official) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The investigators are verifying the suspects' involvement in other crimes, in particular, the assassination of journalist Pavlo Sheremet.
The main motive of the assassination was an attempt to eliminate a prominent politician, founder of Myrotvorets Center for Research of Signs of Crimes against the National Security of Ukraine, Peace, Humanity, and the International Law.